PUBLIC MASS ATTENDANCE GUIDELINES
To maintain proper social distancing, we must be at limited capacity.
Other things to consider:
PLEASE STAY HOME if you are ill, more vulnerable to COVID-19 due to age, immuno-compromised, or anxious. Bishop Knestout has dispensed all Catholics in the Diocese from their Sunday Mass obligation. IF YOU HAVE A FEVER OR ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, YOU WILL NOT BE PERMITTED TO ENTER THE BUILDING.
YOUR NAME WILL BE ON A LIST AND YOU WILL BE CHECKED IN BEFORE ENTERING THE FRONT DOOR. You will answer a series of questions to indicate you are feeling well and you understand what you must do to keep yourself and all other parishioners safe.
YOU MUST WEAR A FACE MASK FOR THE DURATION OF MASS: this is for ALL persons 10 years old and above. The mask will be removed only to receive Communion.
USHERS WILL SEAT YOU AND GUIDE YOU AT COMMUNION TIME: Please do not sit in pews marked with tape!
MAINTAIN SIX (6) FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCE from others who are not from the same household at all times in the church or on church property.
REFRAIN FROM PHYSICAL CONTACT: no shaking hands in greeting; no holding hands during the Our Father, etc.
PLEASE SANITIZE YOUR HANDS before entering the church. If possible, bring your personal supply of hand sanitizer to use before receiving Communion. Father Eric will distribute Communion in the hand only.
RESTROOMS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONE PERSON AT A TIME (or one parent with child(ren): It will be best for all to use your home facilities before and after Mass.
PLEASE ALSO BE AWARE that there will be no singing, no gift or cross bearers, no altar servers, or sacristans. The diocese has now approved Eucharistic Ministers but, at this time, Father Eric is the only minister of Communion at Mass. Communion will be placed in the hand.